Submitted by Judy Hartnett on Wed, 07/11/2012 - 9:01pm
For the fourth time in 16 years, Washington state is considering passing a law that would allow charter schools to serve students.
Submitted by Judy Hartnett on Wed, 07/11/2012 - 8:52pm
South Carolina schools superintendent Mick Zais on Wednesday proposed creating a new statewide district for failing schools, saying current options under state law for helping such schools have proved unsuccessful or ineffective.
Submitted by Judy Hartnett on Wed, 07/11/2012 - 8:39pm
Georgia won $400 million as part of the federal Race to the Top education grant. But in a recent letter to Governor Nathan Deal, the U.S. Education Department said the state is at “high risk” of losing $33 million of the grant.
Submitted by Judy Hartnett on Wed, 07/11/2012 - 2:39pm
If you don’t know who Diane Ravitch is, you should. Be assured that the die-hard advocates of privatized approaches to education reform know this brilliant New York University education professor.
Submitted by Judy Hartnett on Wed, 07/11/2012 - 2:30pm
As the Journal reported, New York City teens are facing a tough job hunt this summer, competing with experienced, more educated adults for jobs as well as thousands of other teens for limited spots in public programs.
Submitted by Courtney Williams on Tue, 07/10/2012 - 3:47pm
More than a half-century ago, President Dwight D. Eisenhower formed the President’s Council on Youth Fitness, and today Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg and Michelle Obama are among those making childhood obesity a public cause. But even as virtually every state has undertaken significant school reforms, many American students are being granted little or no time in the gym.
Submitted by Courtney Williams on Tue, 07/10/2012 - 3:12pm
This fall, students will be able to choose from four new cyber charter schools, bringing the statewide total to 16, thanks to approvals by the state Department of Education.
Submitted by Courtney Williams on Tue, 07/10/2012 - 2:58pm
While Florida's controversial school prayer bill officially took effect on Sunday, both supporters and opponents of the "inspirational message" legislation have acknowledged the law is primarily a political bill aimed at boosting Republican candidates ahead of the November elections and is unlikely to actually be implemented by school districts.
Submitted by Courtney Williams on Tue, 07/10/2012 - 2:54pm
With less than a week before hundreds of blue-collar workers could lose their jobs, Philadelphia School District officials said they have not made up their minds on whether the layoffs will go forward.
Submitted by Courtney Williams on Tue, 07/10/2012 - 1:40pm
Seventy students were involved in a pattern of smartphone-enabled cheating last month at Stuyvesant High School, New York City officials said Monday, describing an episode that has blemished one of the country’s most prestigious public schools.